BREAKING: Leeds Uni confirms 558 cases of coronavirus recorded last week

130 positive test results were recorded within the uni community on Thursday alone

The University of Leeds has confirmed that 558 cases of coronavirus among the university community were reported in the last week alone.

A new dashboard published by the Uni today reveals that between Monday 28th September to Sunday 4th October there was a significant outbreak of cases at The University of Leeds.

The full daily totals of reported cases among staff and students can be found in this table.

(Cases are represented on the day individuals received positive test results, not the day results were reported to the University)

Professor Simone Buitendijk, Vice-Chancellor, said: “We are acutely aware that behind each number is an individual with their own needs and concerns, and ensuring the safety, health and wellbeing of everyone is our absolute priority.

“This is a difficult time for our students and their families and friends, our staff, and the community that we work and live in. We are all aware that our city is seeing rising transmission rates and is subject to extra restrictions.

“By working together, we can all play a part in keeping each other safe.

“We encourage students to let us know if they are self-isolating or have received a positive test as soon as possible and to access the extensive support measures the University and Leeds University Union have put in place. We are contacting them by email and telephone to provide reassurance, information about sources of support and practical assistance.”

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This news comes after yesterday it was reported that the number of cases in Leeds stood at 10,731 after a daily increase of 588 new cases.

Leeds Beckett is currently not releasing data on coronavirus.

A Leeds Beckett University spokesperson said: “We have asked all staff and students to inform us if they test positive for Covid-19 and can confirm that a number of our university community are now self-isolating.

“None of the students or staff affected have visited either of our campuses.

“Our immediate concern is for the students affected and support is being provided by our wellbeing team. The cases were reported swiftly to Public Health England (PHE) and we are following all PHE and Leeds Outbreak Control Board protocols.”

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